Conquering More Than the Usual Worries at Summer Camp

For 8-year-old Ella Maners, the highlights of a week at summer camp were playing Pictionary by drawing in shaving cream with her toes and careening down a water slide. They sound like typical camp fare, but for Ella and other children who attend the Fear Facers Summer Camp in Gainesville, Fla., the activities are designed…

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Morning people may have lower breast cancer risk

Could being a morning or an evening person be a risk factor for breast cancer? A large study suggests that women who are morning people could be at lower risk. New research suggests that women who find it easier to wake up early in the morning may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.…

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When Is Being Together Worth $5.50 an Hour? Please Solve

After Will moved away last December, mornings were hardest. He had a habit of sleeping with one hand crossed over his chest, like an old woman clutching her pearls, and I missed the 10 minutes before he woke up that I often spent staring at him, wondering how he could be comfortable like that. Mornings…

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The Kitchen Counter Challenge

For such a basic element of the kitchen, why does the countertop cause so much consternation? It’s flat. Its job is simple: to provide a clean, even surface for food preparation and serving. Really, how difficult could it be to choose the right one? Fairly difficult, as it turns out. Start with the price: Depending…

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All About Pie

Good morning. American pie culture is, mostly, sweet. In Britain, the flavors often run savory — as in this delicious Guinness pie I once adapted from the cooking of Fergus Henderson and Jamie Oliver. Now comes Yotam Ottolenghi with a brilliant new recipe for fish pie with a crust of sourdough croutons (above). I think…

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Gay, Cuban and in Love

Image Cuban refugees aboard the Capt. Preston in 1980.CreditMiami Herald Collection, via HistoryMiami Museum El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo…

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Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer?

New research finds that the diabetes drug metformin changes stem cancer cells in a way that makes them easier to target with a new form of treatment. The findings could help treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive. New research suggests that the drug metformin may be the key to tackling triple-negative breast cancer.…

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Medical News Today: Are our brains addicted to information?

According to new research, human brains really are hungry for information, and this hunger can devolve into unhealthful snacking-like behaviors now that we have unfettered access to random information. New research suggests that our brains can become addicted to information. Humans are naturally curious beings. We constantly seek to learn, explore, and understand. However, curiosity…

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Five Places to Visit in Houston

From being ranked the Most Charitable City in the country to the Best City for Foodies, once-overlooked Houston has won its fair share of prizes in the last couple of years. But perhaps no prize mattered more to Houstonians than when their Major League Baseball team, the Astros, won the 2017 World Series, thanks in…

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Aubrey Plaza Cracks a Grin at the Batting Cage

“I’ll give it a whirl,” Aubrey Plaza said, edging closer to the plate. “See what happens.” On a pollen-heavy afternoon, Ms. Plaza, a star of “Legion,” the psychedelic drama that began its final season on June 24, had taken a car to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, then descended into the basement of the…

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